Originally Posted by mildot
A lower HEEL is the by product of a relaxed and open pelvis and leg. It isn't something you force to happen. Most GP level dressage riders ride with their foot nearly flat on the irons. I think they know how to sit the gait.
I most certainly can.
That isn't something you DO. It's something that occurs as the result of you relaxing and opening your body correctly so that you are not pinching with your legs and thus your weight flows down to your feet.
No one is talking about GP dressage riders.
I was always taught to keep my heels down. And having your heel down is the most essential part of riding. Heels up, you fall off easier, your legs are loose, you have zero balance, and no control. I don't know what you are talking about, but you very rude to tell someone not to take my advice then give no advice in return. If you have nothing of use to say, then you should shut your mouth.
Sorry, to the OP for taking this thread off topic
. I said what I needed to say.